Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Teach for America in July 2015.
The interviewer was friendly and made me feel very comfortable. She was also very open to answering any questions I had about the position. The interview lasted almost 35 minutes. I would suggest to be prepared for the interview. Even though it is only a phone screening, they are very interested to know why you are applying for this position in particular. Be prepared to explain why you are the best candidate to pick, and what you will bring to the company if you move forward in the interview process. The next part of the interview process would be to speak with the hiring staff. They would contact me within two weeks after the initial phone screening.
- General interview questions. Do I feel comfortable with the responsibilities of the position? Does this work motivate me? etc. Answer Question
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Assistant InterviewNo OfferEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Teach for America in August 2014.
The interview was a very long process. You start with a call from a HR representative that is scoping out your resume and gaining information about your resume. Then, you go to 1st round phone interview with the specific job you are applying for. Next, 2nd round phone interview plus an emailed assignment. Lastly, you go into an in-house recruiting interview.
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Assistant InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Teach for America (Washington, DC) in June 2010.
First, I had a phone interview with a member of their Human Assets team, who asked me basic questions I would expect in any interview process. Then, I interviewed in person with members of the sub-team I applied to join. Finally, I interviewed with other members of the larger team to which that sub-team belongs. I got the impression that the key interview was the second one - the first was more of a screen, and the final was more to make sure I could get along with the people I would be working with on the periphery.
- They asked me to explain what their team did. In theory, it sounds like an easy question to answer, but looking someone in the eye and telling them what exactly it is that they do was surprisingly difficult. Answer Question
Assistant InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Teach for America in October 2009.
I applied online and was called within 4 days to do a phone interview. I did another phone interview after that and was given a mock assignment to do. The next phone interview was an opportunity to discuss the project and my decision making process. Next I was flown in for in person interviews with the team. Followup was prompt up until the final stage. Perhaps they were having difficulty making a decision. Enthusiasm for ed reform goes a long way, but ultimately, I wasn't confident in my ability to do the job, and it showed.
- How do you keep organized? I was asked this several times, and I never felt I got this right. Answer Question